Latest War crimes News

Australian soldier charged over Afghan killing freed on bail

Mar. 28, 2023 00:34 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A former elite soldier charged with murder for allegedly killing an unarmed man in Afghanistan was released on bail Tuesday by a magistrate who concluded he would face danger from Muslim extremists in prison. Oliver Schulz, 41, had been in custody since his arrest in...

UN expert advising IOC gives views on Russians at Olympics

Mar. 27, 2023 06:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Russian athletes who have actively served in the military invasion of Ukraine should be allowed to return to international sports if they did not take part in war crimes, according to a United Nations expert advising the International Olympic Committee. The U.N....

New Zealand tells China its concern on lethal aid to Russia

Mar. 25, 2023 06:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta has expressed concern to China over any provision of lethal aid to support Russia in its war against Ukraine during a meeting with her Chinese counterpart. Her press office on Saturday detailed Mahuta's cautionary remarks...

Millions in extra funding pledged for ICC work in Ukraine

Mar. 21, 2023 09:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An international conference in London raised 4 million pounds ($4.9 million) to support the International Criminal Court in its investigations into alleged war crimes in Ukraine and its work to hold Russia to account, officials said Monday. Justice ministers from over...

Australia charges ex-soldier with murder over Afghan killing

Mar. 20, 2023 22:08 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Police have charged the first Australian veteran with murder for a killing in Afghanistan three years after a war crimes investigation found that 19 Australian special forces soldiers could face charges for illegal conduct. Former Special Air Service...

US: War crimes on all sides in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Mar. 20, 2023 13:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Monday that it has determined all sides in the brutal conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region committed war crimes and crimes against humanity. The move carries no immediate U.S. policy implications but lends weight to...

Blinken: US determines all sides in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict committed war crimes; calls for accountability

Mar. 20, 2023 12:12 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blinken: US determines all sides in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict committed war crimes; calls for accountability.

New Zealand's foreign minister to visit counterpart in China

Mar. 20, 2023 03:23 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta will visit her counterpart Qin Gang in Beijing this week in the first trip by a New Zealand minister to China in four years, officials said Monday. But the visit comes at an awkward time, with Chinese...

Serbian president criticizes ICC arrest warrant for Putin

Mar. 19, 2023 09:25 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Issuing an international arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin will have negative consequences and will only prolong the war in Ukraine, Serbia’s president said Sunday. The International Criminal Court issued the warrant for the Russian...

How a warrant for Putin puts new spin on Xi visit to Russia

Mar. 18, 2023 13:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping’s plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week highlighted China’s aspirations for a greater role on the world stage. But they also revealed the perils of global diplomacy: Hours after Friday's announcement of the trip,...